3 June 2013

The MedDRA Management Board met in La Hulpe, Belgium on 1 - 2 June 2013.

The MedDRA Management Board welcomed to a special session representatives of Regional Harmonisation Initiatives and of Drug Regulatory Authorities/Departement of Health interested in MedDRA. During this session, presentations included MedDRA as a multi-axial terminology, facilitating the use of MedDRA, and best practices for using the terminology. In addition, a representative of China’s ICH Research M Group – a working group that studies the “M” ICH initiatives – provided an update on their activities.

The Japanese Management Board (JMB) reported on the activities of the Japanese Maintenance Organization (JMO). The JMO has started to provide MedDRA in European languages to their subscribers for no additional fee. The JMB also noted an increase in JMO Web-academia subscribers. It was noted that the JMO expects to receive their ISO certification of the JMO’s MedDRA maintenance processes in June 2013.


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